Has anyone used The Clapper or a similar device on a wall switch to
turn on/off room lighting? I know the advertisement says it's to be
used in an outlet, but I'm wondering if I can use it (or similar
device) in a wall switch. Any experiences would be helpful.
There's also a sensor which turns on the circuit whenever it detects
movement in the room, which can be used to automatically turn on lights
(such as in a closet, or in a conference room). It's available at the big
box stores and electrical supply stores.
I installed one in the kitchen, but found that if someone stood still too
long the lights would go off -- very disconcerting -- so later removed it.
Check out Smart Home www.smarthome.com or X-10 www.x10.com for
anything you need for remote control. I have a half dozen lights controlled
by them. I can even turn on a couple of lights from my car if I come home
I thought it reasonably priced. One light switch and controller will cost
about $48. Additional modules are $10 to $15. Mine is over 20 years old,
so we're looking at $2 a year for convenience, security, economy of
operation. I have a manual controller on the nightstand. If I hear noise
outside at night, I hit a button and lights go on outside. What is that
safety worth to you?
I'm not ready to spend $80 on a voice activated dimmer, but for normal light
controller security, this is a pretty cheap way to go.
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